Originally Posted by janitor
Everybody wants Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali in the same era to watch them fight, but what about the differing political stance they would have taken?
Imagine that Joe Louis serves in Vietnam, while Ali is stripped for taking a stance against the war.
Imagine that Joe Louis aligns himself with Martin Luther King, while Ali aligns himself with the NOA.
Now imagine that they split a series.
I'd prefer a fantasy era where politics doesn't infect sport.